YarnKittymon: : ::it took a couple days for Lu
to pack her things for Marquis, and the horses weighed down by
her luggage and a heavy wagon went rather slowly, but Toby and
his bride finally make it back to Marquis late that night::
Maeve Owens: LU: Mmmm... I cant wait for a nice comfortable bed. ::yawns; cuddling up next to her husband, her eyes slipping closed::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rather quickly, as he's not very confident behind the reins yet:: Careful! I only started yesterday, and you remember what happened last time I jerked the reins a little!
Maeve Owens: LU: ::giggles:: Oh calm down, you're doing just fine. ::although she still pulls back, attempting to hide another yawn::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::stops the horses in front of his house; gives Lu the reins and gets out of the wagon:: I guess you'll have to tie 'em up or something so I can get the stuff out?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she takes reigns, nodding:: Sure.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::waits until the horses are tied, then gets to work lugging the stuff out:: Just stay awake another few minutes and we'll take 'em to the stable. Then you can go right to bed.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::An idea pops into her mind and suddenly sleeps is the furthest thing from her mind.:: Actually, I think I can hold off for a while... is there a store around here somewhere? Theres something I need to get...
YarnKittymon: TY: What's that? If it's not food I can make it. ::lifts a rather heavy trunk, clenching his teeth::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::shakes her head:: I'd rather go get... it... for myself. ::smiles:: I wont be long.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::nods:: In which direction should I head?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::struggling under the trunk's weight, sounding a bit angry:: I wouldn't know since I don't know what you *want*, do I?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::frowns:: I'm sorry... do you want help with that? ::moves over to help him:: and a clothing store would do just fine.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::rather quickly, almost glaring up at Lu:: Don't! You might hurt yourself...
Maeve Owens: LU: Toby its okay, I'm not that far a long and I'm probably stronger than you are! ::although she doesnt attempt to help again until she's sure he isn't going to explode::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::sets the trunk down and forms his front step into a steep ramp:: I'll take care of it. There's a couple clothes stores a few blocks north. ::motions the direction for her::
Maeve Owens: LU: Okay, thanks. ::attempt to lay a quick kiss on before taking off in the direction he pointed::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::his expression softens just slightly when she kisses him, though he doesn't tell her goodbye::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she walks a ways before she sees the sign for Libby's. She pushes the door open and walks in, her eyes scanning the length of the store::
YarnKittymon: : ::the store is a bit of a hodgepodge of rather modern mainland fashions, stuff not uncommon in Marquis or Gate Town, though a little out of fashion for the rest of the island::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles at the pretty young woman who walked in:: Welcome--I'm Libby. May I help you?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she's standing behind the counter yanking on a pile of tangled clothes hangers, scowling at the jumbled mess and becoming more frustrated by the second. She yanks hard on them and one finally comes loose, only to fly up and sm
Maeve Owens: ack her right in the face. She growls at them and doesn't pay the new costumer that much attention::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she smiles sweetly at the woman who addressed her:: I'm just looking for something... nice... to wear for a honeymoon night. ::she even blushes at this last part::
Maeve Owens: MV: Ow... ::rubbing her sore cheek she glances up at the woman finally and once she sure she's never seen her before she goes back to hanging up clothes::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks back at Maeve, about to ask if she's all right, but thinks better of it; smiles back at Lu:: Oh? Did you come to tour the radio station, or are you on your way to Gate Town?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smiles, shaking her head:: No, we're actually just getting settled. He lives here in town and he didn't want to leave.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks a bit surprised:: Really? Who is he?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her smile widens a bit:: Toby Hamilton.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::jaw drops:: Pardon me?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she drops the folded clothes and they make contact with the other hangers, sending them falling noisily to the floor as she spins around, her jaw practically on the floor::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her eyes snap towards the second woman and all the noise before looking back at Libby:: Toby Hamilton? Do you know him? ::the woman looks slightly nervous now::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head, her mouth still hanging wide open:: No way, not possible. What kind of trick are you trying to pull lady? ::she takes an aggressive step towards the woman::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Maeve, rather flushed:: But the guards say he left town with a woman a couple days ago...
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she doesn't back down, in fact she eyes Maeve up and down, sizing up the competition and she's quite certain she could take her down.::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: So he left with one... there could be a thousand explanations for that but I refuse to believe he's gotten over Becky that quickly and married... ::points to the woman:: *her*
YarnKittymon: LB: ::in a rather quiet voice, still trying to be at least a little polite:: I wouldn't've expected it.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she glares at Maeve but turns back to look at Libby:: I know it must seem quite sudden. Are you close friends of Toby?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::a little primly:: Well, I *thought* so.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods in agreement:: Fooled again.
Maeve Owens: LU: I'm sorry, it did happen rather sudden and we hadn't wanted to make that big of a deal about it. ::a soft smile plays across her face:: We just had a quiet ceremony at my ranch house.
YarnKittymon: LB: So he fell in love with you over the course of an evening?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she nods:: Yeah... anyway... um did you have anything around here suitable for a wedding night? ::she looks like she's eager to change the subject::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::moves closer to the woman, eyeing her suspiciously:: Okay Libby, I'll hold her down while you get the torturing devices and we'll drag the truth from her.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::laughs just slightly at Maeve, shaking her head:: We don't really have anything like *that*, um--::chokes on the words::--*Mrs. Hamilton*--but we have some lovely daywear you might like...
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she glares at Maeve for a moment before smiling brightly at Libby:: Thanks anyway, I guess its not *needed*. ::blushes:: I should be on my way home. Thanks for your help. ::turns to leave::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks at Lu, slowly:: Actually, we do have a few things that might work, if you'd wait a moment. Maeve, help me look. ::looks at Maeve sharply::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she smirks but complies with Libby's request, nodding her head:: Sure. Would *love* to. ::smiles::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smiles a little uncertainly, especially after glancing at Maeve:: Um sure, I can wait.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::escorts Maeve to the back room, closing the door; whispers:: Do you think you can go get the truth out of Toby if I distract that girl here?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grins:: Now that sounds like a plan... although torturing her sounded more fun.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::opens the back door:: I'll keep her busy as long as I can, though I don't know how long I can keep it up, trying to find ways for her to look pretty for our Toby.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::cringing, she steps off the back steps:: That woman just can *not* be his wife.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::tries to smile:: Well, that's your job to find out. ::picks up a rather high-necked nightgown on her way back to wait on her customer::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::nods, saluting her:: I wont let ya down boss! ::heads off towards Toby's house::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is still moving Lu's things into his house, now pushing a table on a wheeled platform of his own creation; he's packed the dirt between the wagon and his house quite tight, and the table rolls fine::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she spots Toby by the wagon and she slowly approaches him, looking rather miffed and her voice dripping with sarcasm:: So, guess who came wandering into the store tonight.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Maeve, then back down at the table; softly:: Help me roll this up the ramp.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::folds her arms across her chest and she doesn't budge an inch:: So its true then?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glances at Maeve, then plants his feet to better push the table:: Looks like it, doesn't it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shakes her head:: Why? Because I dont believe for one minute you've forgotten Becky so quickly.
YarnKittymon: TY: ::still focused on the table, and not looking at Maeve at all:: I guess it was time to move on.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::barks out a laugh:: Come on Toby, I spent about two months in close quarters with the two of you. I'm not buying it. So what really going on here? ::she peers closer at him, trying to see if he's been drugged::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks back at Maeve for a moment, his eyes clear, then gives the table one last push up the ramp:: You'll figure it out soon enough, I guess.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::narrows her eyes at him:: Okay, fine, then answer me this. Why weren't me and Libby at least invited to this wedding of yours? ::more softly:: It kind of hurt you know. I mean first you just take off like everyone else does...
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Maeve again, a definite softness in his expression:: If you'd been there I don't think I could've done it.
Maeve Owens: MV: Then *why'd* you do it? How well do you even know this woman?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::can't help but smile weakly:: That's the trouble. I only knew her once.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::her eyes widen:: Toby... ::she shakes her head:: What happens when Becky comes back?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::leans against the wall of his house, closing his eyes; softly:: I don't know. Maybe she won't. Maybe she's moved on too.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Except I still dont believe you've moved on either. ::she walks up closer to him:: You want to talk? Because you know I'm here? Right? If you need to... ::smiles shyly at him::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down:: What am I supposed to do, anyway?
Maeve Owens: MV: Do you love her Toby? At all?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::softly:: Who?
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, I guess love isn't the right word because we all know you're still in love with Becky. ::smirks:: Do you have any feelings for the other woman at all?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks at Maeve; quietly:: Being next to her and imagining...being a *dad*...::he doesn't say anything more on the subject, but the look on his face shows it's something he could get used to::
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, marrying her for the kid's sake is good in all but... its not one of the best reasons to pretend you love someone. If the kid catches on, or you cant follow through with the facade... then what? Or am I sticking my nose where it doesn't belong?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::glares at Maeve:: You *are.* ::looks at her a moment longer, and then goes to his door, having to widen it so the table can go through::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::sighs:: Maeve, you should really just learn to keep your fool mouth shut. ::looking a little hurt, she turns and heads back towards Libby's store, knowing the friendship she had with Toby was probably laying in shreds at her feet::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::is a little flushed when Maeve comes back in; she's found something for Lu to wear but is rather appalled at the thought of her actually wearing it for Toby::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::glances up her at with sad smirk:: Find something for *Mrs.* Hamilton?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::shows a short, light-pink silk thing that's closer to a slip than a dress:: Guess so.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: How nice...
Maeve Owens: LU: ::nods:: I'm sure it will do just fine thanks. How much is it? So I can be on my way.
YarnKittymon: LB: Eight dollars even.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she hands her the money::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::gets a paper bag with handles to put the slip in, and folds the slip and sets it inside; hands it to Lu:: Well...congratulations, then. I suppose I'll see you around town.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::smiles warmly at Libby:: Thank you, and I guess I will. ::she takes the bag and walks out the door, making her way back to her new husband with a happy contented smile on her face::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::once the devil woman was gone she turns back to Libby groaning:: Next time, you're giving the pep talk.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::drops the slight smile she'd had on her face for the customer's benefit; looks back at Maeve:: How could he?
Maeve Owens: MV: Apparently she's pregnant and he wants to be a father so he married her for the kid. At least thats what I got out of the conversation which I later messed up by saying that was no reason to marry the woman... how long is he going to pretend he still isn't in love with Becky? And if you ask me he isn't doing a very good job of it either. That woman probably knows it yet she still sunk her claws into him. ::pouts::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks rather floored:: I...never would've imagined...
Maeve Owens: MV: Yep. And now I can probably add him to the list of people who despise me right about now.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::throws up her hands:: I'm sure I would've done more to make him hate me than *you* did. Let's lock up; I'm not in the mood to sell anything else tonight.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grumbles:: If we're lucky Becky will come back and stay about five minutes before taking off again... that is if *we* even see her. ::she moves to start locking the shop up:: I didn't travel alone with those two for so many months only to watch them *both* just throw it away. I'm about ready to kidnap that woman and drop her off the nearest cliff... she should count herself lucky she's pregnant.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::sounding a little doubtful:: I don't know if she deserves most of the blame, Maeve; Toby had a part in it too.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::grins:: Yes but it wouldn't help Becky if we dropped *him* over a cliff.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles tiredly:: It does seem no one we know has really done too well at love, doesn't it?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::looks a little surprised:: Has something happened between you and Jack?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::still smiling faintly:: No, though that could grow to be a problem, don't you think?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::frowns:: I'm not following you. Are you still unsure because of that whole ex con thing?
YarnKittymon: LB: I don't know. I told you how mad I am over him...he has to know that...I'm just worried he might not ever be the type to settle down, and where would that leave me?
Maeve Owens: MV: I dont know Libby... maybe you should bring it up with him? See if he sees any future with you. Or if he has ever thought of settling down. But then again I'm not that good at giving advice so you might not want to listen to me.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles weakly:: Not 'til I figure out I can live without him. He hasn't even been around for too long, besides; I don't want to just scare him off.
Maeve Owens: MV: Well, good luck, at least one person out of our group should find love... you're our last hope Libby. ::grins::
YarnKittymon: LB: ::picks up the lockbox, sighing slightly:: That's a lot of pressure, you know. ::heads to the door::
Maeve Owens: MV: ::shrugs:: Well good, then we wont have to worry about anyone else *running* away.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::slowly:: It was wrong of him not to invite us...but could you have *really* held your peace?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::smirks:: Probably not. When have I ever?
YarnKittymon: LB: ::looks the shop over one more time, then turns the lights out and walks out, waiting for Maeve so she can lock the door behind them:: Maybe he'll be happy. She's pretty, I'll give her that much.
Maeve Owens: MV: ::she exits the shop, sighing:: I hope so... and looks cant make up for a love that isnt there.
YarnKittymon: LB: ::smiles slightly at Maeve:: I'm going for a drink--you wanna join me?
Maeve Owens: MV: ::returns the smile:: Of course, theres no better way to end the night is there?
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